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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Robert Fix
United States
Sterling Hts
Michigan
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Complete, excellent condition.
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Matt Pinchuk
Canada
Sainte Anne de Bellevue
Quebec
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Edition - Eagle Gryphon

Condition - Opened but unplayed

Language - English
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Dominic Poirier
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Edition: 2010 Eagle Games
Language: English Edition
Condition: New in shrink
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Malachi Brown
United States
Hermitage
TN
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In good condition with a little bit of wear. The player bits have actually been sprayed with clear krylon to help protect them.
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Matt
United States
Wilton
CT
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This one, by Martin Wallace, is a great area control game with alliances, variable powers, and other cool mechanics couched in the colonial era. Like a young boy on Christmas morning, I ripped the shrink off it as soon as the man in the brown uniform dropped it off at my house. That was so long ago, I wasn't even recording game data. All I remember is that I bought it from Game Surplus. Zero plays.
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Splendid❎Trickster
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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We stand in the Atlantic, we become panoramic. The stars are caught in our hair, the stars are on our fingers, a veil of diamond dust.
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Excellent condition
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Bryan Thunkd
United States
Florence
MA
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A game I picked up for nothing, but that wasn't really my type of thing. Math-traded.
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Piotr Grudzien
Poland
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Stan pudełka: średni - widoczne obtarcia
Stan komponentów: bardzo dobry
Język: ENG

Pokrywam koszty wysyłki w kraju (możliwa wysyłka paczkomatem).
możliwy odbiór: Kwidzyn
nick na forum gry-planszowe: zimoch
 
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Bryan Thunkd
United States
Florence
MA
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Condition: Opened, unplayed.
Edition: Multilingual third edition
Language: English (doesn't include French/German rules)
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Chris R.
United States
Unspecified
Missouri
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Bradley Hays
United States
Kansas City
Missouri
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
David Siskin
United States
Playa Del Rey
California
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
suPUR DUEper
United States
Villa Hills
Kentucky
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Struggle of Empires recreates the conflicts of the European powers in the 18th century. Combat is resolved very abstractly but it has a very innovative alliance system and special chits add chrome and flavor to the period. You can invest in military prowess, trade, local alliances, piracy, colonies, etc. An order of magnitude easier and grander in scope than, say, Clash of Monarchs.
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
David Gibbs
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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I've owned this for a couple years, and I still haven't gotten it to the table. I tried to put together a game of this for boxing day, but only got three people, which really isn't enough to do this justice. It is slowly sliding down the league tables, too, as it was top 100 when I bought it, and isn't any more. I think, though, this will be my primary gaming goal for 2016: play Struggle of Empires.
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Timofey Bokarev
Russia
Moscow
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status: ready
Available for Tabletopia subscribers
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Christopher Donovan
Canada
London
Ontario
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#5

Like Dune, Struggle of Empires puts a limit on the backstabbing and kingmaking you typically find in multiplayer conflict games. If you want to attack another player directly, you've got to be willing to pay to make it happen, and you only get three chances during the whole game to shake up the binding alliances. Martin Wallace has a deft hand at creating games with a fair amount of historical feel while still being accessible and well paced. I've found many of his games to be flawed gems (A Few Acres of Snow, Princes of the Renaissance, Byzantium, Empires of the Ancient World), but Struggle of Empires is the one flawless, and together with Dune, is one of the greatest multiplayer conflict games of all time.

Li' buddy: Conquest of the Empire
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
David Debien
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Status: Owned and Unplayed
Date acquired: December 2015 (in the mail).
Desire to play: low.
Plays best with: 5-7.

Mechanisms:
Area Control / Area Influence
Area Movement
Auction/Bidding
Dice Rolling

A four hour 5 or 7 player war game. I am not sure this will ever get played but it is supposed to be amazing.
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Luke Morris
England
Faversham
Kent
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Top quality Martin Wallace shenanigans.

Great condition, will cover shipping in the UK with myhermes.
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Garrett Grenier
United States
Columbia
South Carolina
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Opened, sorted, unplayed

Soft reserve $15
BIN $30
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Dick Hunt
United States
Orlando
Florida
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This game is a blast for several reasons:

*It plays up to six people without taking all day.

*It was designed by the BoardGameGeek-popular Martin Wallace, who also designed Brass, Age of Industry, Automobile, Age of Steam, Liberté, and many other pretty highly-rated boardgames. I believe his newest creation is Ships, another game I like but have yet to try against live competition.

*The central mechanic of Struggle of Empires is dice manipulation, but in a different way than you're probably used to manipulating them.

The theme of the game is expanding historical empires such as France, Spain, Great Britain, Russia, etc. And the battles are fought with dice, each side rolling a pair of them. In that way, the game is reminiscent of Risk, but it's a huge improvement over that particular game.

What's different about the dice manipulation is the way you read the dice. Rather than adding your two dice together, you use the difference between them. With two dice, that will give you a number from 0 (roll a pair? Difference is 0) to 5 (roll a 6 and a 1). The highest difference rolled between two combatants' pair of dice wins a single battle.

It sounds simple enough, but gets very interesting fast. If your two dice happen to add up to 7 (1+6, 2+5, 3+4), you lose an extra unit in the battle--even if you win the battle! If your dice result matches your opponent's, that's a tie, and you both lose a unit without gaining anything.

Then there are the game's tiles. There are all sorts of various tiles that represent various technologies and groups of people. Buying these tiles usually results in some sort of modification to your battle dice. If you get the Cossacks tile, they'll help you fight battles in Central Europe by adding 1 to your battle dice result. But only temporarily, as you must give up the alliance at the end of the current round of play.

Buy the Army Training tile, and it will add 1 to your battle dice result IF you have more Army Training tiles than your opponent (he can buy them, too). The Reserve tile lets you force a re-roll of the dice in a battle that you lost, giving you a second chance to win that battle.

There are lots of other tiles, and trying to find the right combination of tiles to buy is a real challenge. Alliances between you and your opponents can shift around a lot as well; before each round of play, you hold an auction both for turn order AND for "who your friends will be" for the next round. If you're sitting on a big lead on the scoreboard, you'll find that nobody wants to be your ally (because your allies can't attack you), but some of them will have to be. Watching your opponents try to outbid each other to see who can avoid being your ally can really be a hoot.

This is an awesome game by any measure, but lovers of dice manipulation games will get double the kick out of it.
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Chip Coffey
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Ottevaere Wouter
Belgium
Vosselaar
Antwerpen
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See above: older M.Wallace game: great game - pug fugly components

the pale board


the less than mediocre tiles


the plastic chit money
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
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Pittsburgh
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Treefrog English edition, punched but unplayed in good shape.
 
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Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:206]
Øyvind B
Norway
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Four players arrived early Friday afternoon, having stopped for supplies. Erik won the pre-con 4 player game while the other participants arrived in the evening.
 
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Mike Merten
Germany
Münster
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Struggle of Empires
Warfrog
englisch

Zustand: like new, noch nicht ausgepöppelt

 
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